The rail and coal industries practically grew up together, and they're still vitally important to each other. Mines from the Appalachians to the West yield more than a billion tons of coal each year, most of which travels by rail.
For modelers who want to add coal operations to their layout, this book examines where coalfields are located and how coal is mined. It explains the rail system that has evolved to serve this industry. It's filled with pictures of coal businesses from generating plants and steel mills to the local coal dealership you can model on your layout. Also includes information on modeling coal trains, company towns, and coal customers, plus operating tips.
- 96 pages
- 130 color and 70 B&W photos, 20 illustrations
- Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 11 1/4"
- Author: Tony Koester
- ISBN: 0890246689